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Calderon Awards DEA Merit of Honor

Monday, June 4, 2012 |

Borderland Beat


DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart became one of the first foreign officials in history to receive Mexico’s Merit of Honor from President Felipe Calderon for her leadership and commitment in supporting the Mexican Federal Police (SSP) in combating organized crime. The ceremony took place in Iztapalapa, Mexico on June 2nd.
SSP holds this event every year to recognize Federal Police sacrifices and achievements as well as new capabilities of this rapidly transforming institution. President Calderon and the First Lady were in attendance, as well as cabinet members, military leaders, state governors, the diplomatic community, media, and key representatives from the private sector.
In addition, President Calderon also presented awards to Colombian National Police Chief General Oscar Naranjo, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald Noble, and Former Commissioner General of Information, Spanish National Police Jesus de la Morena for their commitment to battling organized crime worldwide.
“This is a tremendous honor for DEA and represents our unwavering support and commitment to Mexico in battling the world’s most ruthless criminal networks,” Administrator Leonhart said. “Together we have shown that the rule of law can prevail on both sides of the border and we look forward to continued joint success in the fight against transnational crime.”

 Source: DEA Press Release

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Anonymous said...

For all you who think the U.S. should mind their own business, there's your proof that the U.S. govt. Has a lot of business in Mexico......there's plenty of oil to steal from Mexico. We americans supply the weapons and let them kill eachother for a couple years then we go in and advise how to take care of the problem.........

Anonymous said...

Congrats I believe Calderon is one hell of a president

Anonymous said...

The SSP is a corrupt institution ,so it's nothing to boast about

Anonymous said...

You are an idiot

Anonymous said...

Ok read it slowly and maybe u will understand it better u fucken idiot.

Anonymous said...

Its all about the benjamins

Anonymous said...

He gave her the award and under his breath mumbled Pinche Gringa. The last thing I'd want as an American involved in helping law enforcment in Mexico is this attention....

Anonymous said...

Calderon is kissing obamas but for $$. I believe dea administrator position is appointed by executive branch. Also she is a minority female. Obama will trot her out to demonstrate to feminists and minority activists that he thinks females of color are better than men who aren't. She maybe gringa but she aint guerra.

Anonymous said...

She is on the El Chapo's Payroll thats why.

Anonymous said...

Awarding a Foreigner!!!!!
Calderon is a piece of shit,that deserves to be tortured and burned alive.Cant wait till this idiot is out.

Thousands of brave military,MARINES have lost their life thanks to Calderons pointless war on drugs,and what does he do he do he awards a person from the DEA.Nice way to recognize your own people.


Whats next? Hes gunna award her for smuggling weapons to Chapo,and Mayo. And then smuggling similar weapons to Los Zetas.

Operation Fast and Furious was such a SUCCESS, CONGRAGULATIONS ATT:PRESIDENTE FELIPE CALDERON

Anonymous said...

The majority of mexicans want the war on cartels to continue. The left doesn't, they prefer to negotiate with the cartels like Chavez in Venezuela, that way the government can collect sort of like a tax on them. Calderon was right by taking the fight to the cartels. History will side with Calderon and not with the pundits! Too bad Mexico's Constitution doesn't allow re-election! Nor doesn't allow the death penalty against murders, kidnappers and drug traffickers, a necessary tool against the criminal element! Mexico will miss Calderon as president!

Anonymous said...

Look at her fake smile its.obvious the DEA is behind alot of problems in Mexico.

But they are gunna run into rocks.

If Mexico goes down,so will the US eventually.

Anonymous said...

She looks alert and efficient.....and kinda hot! I congratulate her and wish her Godspeed in combatting all smugglers and cartels.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this the lady that was boosting el chapos ego by officially saying chapo has won the drug cartel war in juarez i think chapo slipped a couple Benjamins in her bank account to officially stating that lol

Anonymous said...

After operation "Fast and Furious" by the ATF now this?? We're going to take you drug users down in the US and stop ruining lives in the US and Mexico.

Anonymous said...

06/04 9:05PM,
Wow ur a fucking idiot! The problems in Mexico exist because the MEXICANS involved are greedy, selfish, pieces of shit! Nobody is forced to work in a drug cartel to murder, steal, kidnap, and extort the innocent! So, man up dickhead and open your eyes to the real problem...MEXICANS are killing MEXICANS for money!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thats a pretty ignorant remark, id say half the people who were killed didnt go line up and ask to be a sicario. I bet they had a loved one kidnapped murdered or extorted, thus bringin them in the equation. Plata o plomo doesnt just apply to corrupt authorities, but anyone who is confronted. And the us isnt the only country with drug abuse, its worldwide. Afgahnistan was ok, before the us wanted a peice of the pie and now the us military is the cartel there. Same with México. Infiltrate, dismantle, take over. Think about the Trojan horse. But what do i know, Im just a teenager, whose been researching this subject on both sides of the border.

Anonymous said...

Oh shit,heres all the crazy mexicans getting hysterical because of this.Fuckin funny,they really are more racist than many on here.Always with the anti US white rhetoric?Use that negative enrgy positivly,by helping your country and stop whining about whos fault it is.You know very well whos fault it is.Reap what you sow.Mexico been sowing this shit for a 100 years.

Anonymous said...

The north America union that want it's all about, look meixco canada, untied states, don't really exist..it's all bullshit..All Three country's have sign treaty's, for them merge together,

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